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Florence, Italy, February 16-22, 1998

Part one

A travelogue by Risto and Raija Hurmalainen (Part 2 and Part 3)

Eurostar Munich-Rome at the Florence Railroad StationFlorence Railroad Station, built in 1932
Raija and Risto are enjoying the Eurostar luxury train.
Hotel AmbasciatoriRisto on the balcony of the hotelroom
Room 502, the door to the private balcony.The most importand piece of furniture during the Olympic week:
a television with the Eurosport-channel in English
The view from the balcony of Hotel AmbasciatoriThe view to the town from the Piazzale Michelangelo


Florence: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo; in front the River Arno

Santa Maria del Fiore - the Duomo (Cathedral)The Dome by Brunelleschi
The Campanile by GiottoThe Dome: frescoes by Vasari
The East Doors of the Baptistry:
"Moses Receives the Ten Commandments" by Lorenzo Ghiberti
The East Doors of the Baptistry:
"The Fall of Jericho" by Lorenzo Ghiberti

Part 2 and Part 3

More links to Florence:
Your Way to Florence
The Uffizi Gallery
Firenze Net

Updated December 8, 2009

Pictures by Panasonic PV-DC1000 Digital Camera
Risto Hurmalainen